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ROBERT BEAURY

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-6621

Former CEO of fiber optic networking company. Twenty years of real-world business experience at technology companies.

 
 
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JOHN BEREZNIAK

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 124 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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SUSAN BEYERLE

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213W HAMMOND BULIDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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SMITA BHARTI

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213W HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1562

 
 
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SVEN BILEN

HEAD OF SEDTAPP/PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Electrical Engineering

Office: 213C HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1526

Personal or Departmental Website

electrodynamic-tethers; measurements of space plasmas and environments; spacecraft-plasma interactions; plasma diagnostics; engineering design and entrepreneurship; innovative design; software-defined radio; systems

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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WALLACE CATANACH

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213W HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1562

Expertise: Mechanical engineering, machine design, fatigue, robotics, 3D CAD, Solidworks, Analysis, FEA (Finite Element Analysis), Vibration, Heat transfer, Patents, creative, Six Sigma, material handling, design for reliability.

 
 
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Samantha Chavanic

Communications Strategist

Communications Department

Architectural Engineering

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 248 E. Calder Way, 4th Floor

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1012

 
 
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THOMAS COLLEDGE

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1527

Personal or Departmental Website

Cognitive skills related to engineering design including: problem solving, critical thinking, metacognition and ethical problem solving and their application in real-world, community-based environments. Development of collaborative design and research teams, service learning teams focusing on appropriate technology implementation and entrepreneurship in marginalized communities.

Publications  

 
 
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CHARLES COX

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 124 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4864

 
 
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ANDREW ERDMAN

WALTER L ROBB DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP PROGRAM/ESM INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Engineering Science and Mechanics

Office: 213E HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9074

 
 
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DARRYL FARBER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 112 TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3042

Science and technology policy; technology assessment and transfer; ethics and the philosophy of technology; energy/environment policy and management; multi-stakeholder decision-making and negotiation; risk; atomic and molecular technologies.

Publications  

 
 
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BENJAMIN FEHL

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213V HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9078

 
 
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ANDRAS GORDON

INSTRUCTOR OF ENGINEERING DESIGN

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1544

 
 
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ALBERT M. GORTA

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213M HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9076

18 years industry experience and more than 6 years with the U.S. Air Force

 
 
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MEG HANDLEY

Associate Director of Engineering Leadership Outreach

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213G HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-5728

 
 
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KATHRYN JABLOKOW

Associate Professor

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: ENGR GREAT VALLEY GRAD CNTR

Email:

Phone: 610-648-3372

 
 
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SEAN KNECHT

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 124 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-867-4863

 
 
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FRANK KOE

Associate Professor

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213L HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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Marie Laird

Administrative Support Assistant

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 Hammond Building

Email:

Phone: 814-863-3026

 
 
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TERESA LANG

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING LEADERSHIP RESEARCH

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213G HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9077

 
 
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ANDREW LAU

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213F HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9075

Sustainable design, solar energy applications, energy-efficiency in buildings, sustainable building design, computer modeling, engineering ethics

Publications  

 
 
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Janet Liberti

Administrative Support Assistant

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 Hammond

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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JETTA MCCLENAHAN

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1559

 
 
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KHANJAN MEHTA

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING DESIGN

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213U HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4426

Personal or Departmental Website

Social entrepreneurship, Innovative System Integration, High-tech entrepreneurship, Design for extreme affordability, Systems Thinking, Indigenous knowledge, Social networks, Educational assessment, Cell phones, Social capital and trust.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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NICHOLAS MEISEL

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING DESIGN AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 213J HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3163

 
 
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SCARLETT MILLER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 213P HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-4143

Personal or Departmental Website

Dr. Miller's research has three main thrusts: ergonomic product design, design cognition and human-computer interaction.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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ESTHER OBONYO

INTERIM DIRECTOR OF HUMANITARIAN ENGINEERING AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP & ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Architectural Engineering

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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MATTHEW PARKINSON

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ENGINEERING DESIGN AND LEARNING FACTORY INTERIM DIRECTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

The Learning Factory

Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering

Office: 213K HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-9079

Personal or Departmental Website

Rigorous methods for the design of artifacts for use by people. This includes areas such as: design for human variability, global product development, anthropometry, biomechanics, biomedical design, ergonomics, rehabilitation engineering, motion modeling and prediction, optimization, product platforms, and mechanical design.

Publications  Research Projects  

 
 
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JOSEPH PORTELLI

SENIOR DESIGN SPECIALIST

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 122 TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-7580

Responsible for operating and maintaining UNIX workstation cluster and CAD tools.

 
 
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SARAH RITTER

Assistant Professor

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1531

 
 
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MANDY THOMPSON

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT ASSISTANT

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2771

 
 
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DENIS TREMBLAY

IT Support Specialist

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 229 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-3767

 
 
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CONRAD TUCKER

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Computer Science and Engineering

Office: 213N HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

Personal or Departmental Website

Data Mining-Driven Design, Social Network Modeling, Text Mining, Machine Vision, Systems Design Optimization

Publications  

 
 
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SHERRY WALK

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT COORDINATOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-7589

 
 
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LEWIS WATT

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 2135 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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JEFFREY WENDLE

INSTRUCTOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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Gregory Woodman

Instructor of Engineering Entrepreneurship

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213 HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-865-2952

 
 
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XINLI WU

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

School of Engineering Design, Technology and Professional Programs

Office: 213S HAMMOND BUILDING

Email:

Phone: 814-863-1537

Personal or Departmental Website

Engineering eesign, Engineering in China, CATIA, Geotechnical engineering, Finite element analysis, Engineering and technology education.

Publications  

 
 

About

The School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs (SEDTAPP) delivers effective engineering education through active, collaborative, project-based, and professionally oriented classroom experiences. SEDTAPP offers a variety of programs that partner faculty, students, and industry in the study of real-life engineering problems. Our programs teach students to solve real-life problems with innovative solutions. 

School of Engineering Design, Technology, and Professional Programs

213 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2952